Yes, I know, I know. "Doctor" and all that. Looking at shit. Possibly non-fainting faints. The behaviour on Twitter. Telling people that having a breadmaker is pretty much akin to child abuse. All of those things, sure. But come off it - aren't we meant to be the good guys?
I get no pleasure from watching someone who is a bit of a twerp being put through the same torments every single day for televisual entertainment. She ends up gaining respect and admiration, and we end up looking like arseholes. That's not the way it should be. And besides, there seems to be a rather unpleasant 'make the woman suffer' attitude to IACGMOOH - you can recall from previous years when the same old faces who clearly despised the 'challenges' got picked day after day. Oh, I don't know, it just seems a wee bit like bullying. Which is fine if you like pushing the weedy kid's face into the dirt and standing around laughing with the big boys... but, ah, there's just something about it that makes me uncomfortable.
Look, I can't stand the person. Or should I say, couldn't. She's starting to grow on me a little. And that's what I don't like. I see her getting more and more battered by these pointless insect-based 'trials' and I think, the less dignified it is, the more dignity she's gaining.
That makes me sad. I don't want her to be redeemed by all this.
Can't we vote for some other fool? Linford? Su Pollard? Anyone...? Please.